A Belper great-grandmother turns 90

Beyrl with her family as she celebrated her 90th birthday with her four generations.
Beyrl with her family as she celebrated her 90th birthday with her four generations.

As the Queen marked her 90th birthday last weekend so did one great-grandmother who was surrounded by her family who have a combined aged of 255.

Beryl Fox, from Belper, lives at Milford House Care Home and her son, granddaughters and great great-granddaughter seem to have inherited the caring gene as they all work there.

Her son David Fox, 63 works on the maintenance team, her granddaughters Kathryn White, 42, and Joanne Treece, 39, work as the activities coordinator and care leader respectively, and her great-granddaughter Jessica Treece, 21, works as a housekeeper.

To mark the day Beryl went to the zoo because of her love of animals.

David said: “It was a fantastic occasion for her surrounded by so many family members.”

Beryl is well known in the Belper community having once worked at the former Thornton’s factory on Derwent Street and her registered home manager, “It is simply amazing that there was be four generations of family alongside her, who also happen to work at the home.”